On Saturday, Courtney competed with Who’s a Star (Tag) and R Star (Hope) at Preliminary. In what was Tag’s first complete event since returning to competition following his colic surgery in January, he did not disappoint. Tag scored and impressive 21.4 in dressage, before jumping clear and under time on cross country to win the Open Preliminary division.
Hope, who was competing in the same division, scored just a few points behind Tag in dressage, 26.8. She also jumped clear in stadium and on cross country, so that even with a little bit of time, she held on to her placing and finisdhed 2nd.